Lasiodiplodia brasiliensis M.S.B. Netto, M.W. Marques & A.J.L. Phillips, Fungal Diversity 67: 134. 2014.
Index Fungorum: IF8075258; Facesoffungi: xxxxxx; MycoBank: MB8075258.
Colony sporulating on PNA. Asexual morph: Conidiomata globose, stromatic, solitary, superficial, dark brown to black, uniloculate, thick-walled. Ostiole central, non-papillate. Paraphyses hyaline, cylindrical, aseptate, rounded at apex. Conidiophores not observed or reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, discrete, hyaline, smooth, thin-walled, cylindrical. Conidia 22.7−29.2 × 11.7−17 μm (av. = 26.01 ± 1.36 × 14.64 ± 1.16 μm, n=50), L/W ratio = 1.8, initially hyaline, aseptate, contents granular, rounded at apex, base mostly truncate, becoming brown and septate with longitudinal striations when aged. Sexual morph: not observed.
Culture characteristics: Colonies reaching 80 mm diam. on MEA after 4 d in the dark at 25 °C. Cardinal temperatures for growth: min 2.04 °C, max < 31.9 °C, opt 25 °C.
Representative isolate: Brazil, Pernambuco, Farm Dan, on Mangifera indica stems, M.W. Marques, holotype URM 85580, CMM 4015 (ex-type culture).
Hosts: Mangifera indica (Netto et al. 2014).
Known distribution: Brazil (Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará).
GenBank Numbers: ITS JX464063; EF-1α JX464049
Notes: Phylogenetically, Lasiodiplodia brasiliensis is closely related to L. viticola, but can be distinguished based on its morphology. The conidia of L. brasiliensis are longer and wider than those of L. viticola.
Netto MS, Assunção IP, Lima GS, Marques MW, Lima WG, Monteiro JHA, Balbino V. de Queiroz, Michereff SJ, Phillips AJL, Câmara MPS (2014) Species of Lasiodiplodia associated with papaya stem-end rot in Brazil. Fungal Diversity 67: 127–141.